The Complete & Utter History Of Jazz (Without The Boring Bits)
Wednesday 27 March 2019, From 8.15pm
Member ticket only - £18
Non-members ticket only– £23
Members dining + ticket– £46
Non-members dining + ticket– £51
Over 18s only
Doors Open 7pm
1st Set 8.15pm
2nd Set 9.45pm
A brand new history of jazz with a fantastic selection of music and more hilarious, musically brilliant, historically fascinating moments!
"The musical equivalent of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, in which none of the major musical soliloquies gets left out." Alyn Shipton (BBC Radio 3's Jazz Library, The Times)
The Jazz Repertory Company presents the follow up to the highly successful 100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes. Once again going back to the beginning of jazz and coming right up to date, playing all the music we couldn't fit in the first time around.
We start off in 1902 with High Society and wind our way to the present day with many fascinating features along the way to illustrate how jazz changed. We show you how the rhythm section gradually evolved its style from the 1920s through to be-bop in just one number.
We perform I’m In The Mood For Love à la sexy Julie London, the scintillating Charlie Parker and then the scatting King Pleasure and we give you a tour de force performance of St Louis Blues that takes in every style of jazz in an extraordinary arrangement featuring Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Glenn Miller, Cannonball Adderley, Kenny Ball, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock!
The multi-instrumentalist sextet swaps instruments around with indecent haste and the band members take it in turns to fill in the short gaps with fascinating tittle tattle about the music and musicians who made the music magnificent. It’s hugely entertaining and not to be missed.
?Pete Long: saxophones, flute, trumpet
Enrico Tomasso: trumpet, trombone, vocals
Nick Dawson: piano, clarinet, vocals
Dave Chamberlain: bass, guitars, banjo, piano, drums
Richard Pite: drums, sousaphone, double bass
Georgina Jackson: vocals, trumpet
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